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Ahmedabad got highest 39% investment in emerging cities

Ahmedabad has attracted an investment of Rs 71,270 crore since 2010, the highest among the top 10 emerging business destinations identified by global property consultant Cushman and Wakefield (C&W).

Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, Kochi, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Indore and Nagpur are the top 10 emerging business destinations offering a long-term investment potential, C&W said in a report.

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Compensation package in land bill set to raise cost of projects, fears India Inc

Fearing the prospect of spiraling land prices and cumbersome acquisition procedures that could push up cost of projects, India Inc is unhappy with the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 that was cleared by the Group of ministers(GoM).

The captains of industry are also concerned about the retrospective application of the Bill.

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Housing sales to improve during festival season, says realtors

Housing sales are expected to improve by about 20 percent in major cities during the festival season with marginal fall in interest rate on home loans, developers' body CREDAI said on Monday.

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Energy efficiency in buildings: implementation challenges and way forward

Construction of real estate space continues to grow at unprecedented rate, with urbanization of developing India. With the government’s reform agenda in full steam, there is no doubt that buildings and infrastructure shall continue to dominate urban and peri- urban space in the coming days.

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PE firm Blackstone inks India’s biggest commercial real estate acquisition deal

US private equity firm Blackstone has inked India's biggest commercial real estate acquisition deal, which will give it 50% stake in a Bangalore builder-owned portfolio of three business parks for $200 million (over Rs 1,000 crore).

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Land Bill makes aggregation easier, says real estate industry

Land aggregation would be easier with the panel of minister's proposing that consent of only 66 percent of land owners will be required to acquire land for developing projects, developers body NAREDCO said Tuesday.

A Group of Ministers (GoM) Tuesday cleared the long-delayed controversial Land Acquisition Bill, paving the way for its introduction in Parliament in the forthcoming Winter Session.

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Builders: Environmental clearance add 30% to project costs

As if the delay in securing permissions from the civic body is not gruelling enough for them, getting the environmental clearance for projects is the proverbial last straw for those from the realty fraternity, claim builders.

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Hyderabad realtors bullish, aim for Rs 1,000 crore sales in festive season

The real estate players in Andhra Pradesh led by Hyderabad are hopeful of transactions worth Rs 1,000 crore in the ensuing festive season. The sales of the properties are a rebound after a lull for a few quarters due to political and market reasons.

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Real estate firms should not be listed: InGovern`s Shriram

The ongoing DLF  - Vadra controversy has brought to light the blatant transgressions that real estate companies - listed and un-listed - adopt in India. Real estate companies have never been known to be high on transparency and corporate governance. This is just a reflection of the deeper morass in the real estate sector, which is by far the largest and most valuable asset class in India.

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Real estate demand to get big boost during festive season

With the onset of festival season, the real estate market gets a boost in India. As this is an auspicious time to make investments, a large number of fencesitters also jumps into the fray if the options are good enough. This increases the demand for real estate units.

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